Learn how accessible technologies (AIRA, BlindSquare and Key2Access) make navigation easier.
- Aira is a tool for people who are blind or partially sighted. Using video-equipped smart glasses and an iOS or Android app, Aira provides one-button access to a network of sighted professional agents who can remotely assist people with almost anything they want to do. For those who do not use smartphones, Aira's new Horizon smart glasses are an all-in-one kit that directly connects an Aira user to a professionally trained agent.
- BlindSquare, used in 160 countries, allows people who are blind or partially sighted to freely navigate their communities using their iPhone. With over 100 million global points of interest, BlindSquare describes internal and external environments, public transit and UBER services, and announces points of interest, intersections and user-defined points using synthetic speech.
- Key2Access is a Canadian tech start-up that makes crossing intersections safer and easier for people with sight loss and other disabilities. Using an iOS or Android app that connects to a "smart" accessible pedestrian signal, users can remotely activate the crossing signal and receive real-time audible information to help them cross safely.
We will have demo units on display for you to try, as well as product users who can share their testimonials with you. Come with all your questions!
Location to be announced.
Registration required. To register for this program, please contact Ryan Hooey, Program Lead, Advocacy and Accessible Community Engagement, Ryan.Hooey@cnib.ca or 1-800-265-4127 ext. 5143